January 18, 2006 Tokyo, Japan -- Agilent Technologies today announced that its N2X multiservices test platform was chosen by Fiberxon to validate Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) system performance while delivering triple-play services. Fiberxon says the test platform allowed it to more rapidly set up and evaluate its EPON system performance to achieve successful deployment of video, voice, and data services.
Agilent says its N2X N5604A Tri-rate Ethernet EPON Test Card and dedicated software was used to verify Fiberxon's EPON system performance, providing dynamic bandwidth, multi-point control protocol (MPCP) message interchange, and Ethernet operations and administration and maintenance (OAM) flows across EPON, as well as end-to-end system performance. The company says the N2X platform, with its triggering and filtering capabilities, was used to isolate issues in the system's optical network units (ONU) or the optical line terminals (OLT). The platform was also configured to emulate end-to-end triple-play services while simultaneously measuring the Quality of Service.
"Industry-leading EPON vendors like Fiberxon have successfully used N2X for OLT and ONU device and system testing," remarks Dave Bass, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Data Network division. "By incorporating the Fiberxon 802.3ah-compliant EPON transceivers in the N2X EPON test card, N2X can ensure the highest performance of gigabit-rate EPON systems while simultaneously measuring the impact on the triple-play services carried."
"We believe the N2X EPON solution will accelerate EPON and triple-play service deployment in the FTTH industry worldwide," concludes Li Hsu, president and CEO of Fiberxon.